THURSTON TSC-1A TEAL # 2

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N2002T (Photo: Carlos Fortner)

N2002T
Photo: Carlos Fortner

Aircraft Data

Manufacturer: Thurston Aircraft Corporation; Box 450, Sanford, Maine 04073, USA.
Model: TSC-1A Teal (FAA Code: 8960404)
Type Certificate No: A15EA
Serial Number: 2
Manufacturing Date: 1969-12-??
Engine:

Avco Lycoming O-320-A3B 150 hp @ 2700 RPM

Remarks: Mode S codes: 50312263 / A194B3 (N2002T)
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
N2002T

 

1969-??-?? Manufacturing date, built at Sanford Airport, Maine.  Reserved registration number at factory.
1969-12-11 Weight And Balance (Thurston Report No: 6901-W3):
Licensed Empty Weight (as equipped): 1,400 lbs.
1969-12-12 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, FAA Form 8130-6:
Owner: Thurston Aircraft Corporation; Box 450, Sanford Airport, Sanford, Maine.
Signed: Theodore J. Greenier, Vice President.
1969-12-12 Experimental Operating Limitations issued by FAA EA-EMDO-41, South Windsor, Connecticut. Signed: Walter I. Weymouth.
1969-12-12 Special Airworthiness Certificate ("EXPERIMENTAL") issued.
Expiry: 1970-02-12. Signed: Walter I. Weymouth.
1969-12-18 Flight checked for FAA C of A from Sanford Airport, Sanford, Maine.
1969-12-18 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, FAA Form 8130-6:
Owner: Thurston Aircraft Corporation; Box 450, Sanford Airport, Sanford, Maine.
Total Airframe Hours: 3.37.
Signed: Theodore J. Greenier, Vice President.
1969-12-18 Airworthiness Date.
Standard Airworthiness Certificate, FAA Form 8100-2, issued.
Signed: Walter I. Weymouth; SW1-ENDO 1-O-41.
1969-12-18 Statement of Conformity, FAA Form 317, issued:
Signed Theodore J. Greenier, Vice President.
Thurston Aircraft Corporation.
1969-12-19 Aircraft Bill of Sale ($14,060.00):
Purchaser: Willard Aviation Sales, Inc.; PO Box 246. Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
Seller: Thurston Aircraft Corporation; Theodore J. Greenier, Vice President.
1969-12-19 Application for Aircraft Registration:
Applicant: Willard Aviation Sales, Inc.; PO Box 246. Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
1970-02-10 Certificate of Registration issued to:
Willard Aviation Sales, Inc.; PO Box 246. Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
1972-05-01 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:
Owner: Willard Aviation Sales, Inc.; PO Box 246. Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
Agency: Schweizer Aircraft Corporation; PO Box 147, Elmira, NY 14902.
1972-05-02: Signed by Milton A. Courtright, RA1464772.

Description of Work Accomplished:

The following repairs were accomplished on the aircraft under Work Order No. 89-94 dated May 1, 1972.

  1. Installed Schweizer Part No. 4960G-1 Strap, on both L/H and R/H Wings, between upper outboard skins at main spar in accordance with Drawing 4960G, Sta. 124.0 to 161.31. Installation of these reinforcing straps affects compliance with manufacturer's Service Bulletin No. 102-1A-4 dater 4/21/72.
  2. Opened lower outboard skin on R/H Wing for access. Repaired 6" long crack in lower aft section of P/N 1-2006-22 rib by straightening rib and adding a repair doubler (.064 x 3.1/2 x 15, 2024-T3 Alc.) along lower outboard side of the rib. Added extruded reinforcing angle (1/16" x 3/4 x 3/4, 2024-T4) along bottom outboard face of repair doubler. On lower inboard face of rib added formed angle reinforcement (.051 x 3/4 x 3/4, 2024-T3 Alc.) nested in flange of rib. Picked up existing pattern of rivets in skin and rib (inb'd) and duplicated rivet pattern through skin and reinforcing angle on outboard side of rib. Reinforcement and angles fastened to web of rib with twenty (20) AN470AD4 rivets. Installation of repair inspected in accordance with mfgr's written instructions No. G-826 and approved to close.
  3. Weight change for both repairs in A & B above is negligible. Aircraft total time to date is 340:24 hours.

SCHWEIZER AIRCRAFT CORP.
Milton A. Courtright (signed)
RA1464772

1974-09-30 Aircraft Bill of Sale ($8,000.00):
Purchaser: USA Distributing Co.; 105 Spring Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
Seller: Willard Aviation Sales, Inc.
1974-09-30 Aircraft Registration Application:
Applicant: USA Distributing Co.; 105 Spring Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
William J. Malmquist, Owner.
1974-12-02 Certificate of Registration issued to:
USA Distributing Co.; 105 Spring Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
1982-05-28 Aircraft Bill of Sale ($6,750.00):
Purchaser: John F. Bourdon, Jr. and Robert L. D'Ambroise; 97 Tanner Street, Lowell, MA 01581.
Seller: USA Distributing Co.; William J. Malmquist, Owner.
1982-05-28 Aircraft Registration Application:
Applicant: John F. Bourdon, Jr. and Robert L. D'Ambroise; 97 Tanner Street, Lowell, MA 01581.
1982-08-04 Certificate of Registration issued to:
John F. Bourdon, Jr. and Robert L. D'Ambroise; 97 Tanner Street, Lowell, MA 01581.
1983-05-21 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:
Owner: John F. Bourdon, Jr. and Robert L. D'Ambroise; 97 Tanner Street, Lowell, MA 01581.
Agency: Michael J. Ricard; 914 Riverside Drive, Methuen, MA 01844.
1983-05-21: Signed by Michael J. Ricard, A&P 2042419.

Description of Work Accomplished:

Aircraft repaired as follows:
      Fuselage: Repaired bulkheads at STA 5, STA 13, STA 21, STA 30, STA 39 and STA 45.5 with new units. Replaced top chines, L & R, from STA 5 to STA 59 at existing splice with new chines. Replaced heel from STA 5 to STA 64 at existing splice with new keel. Replaced spray rails, L & R, from STA 21 to STA 49 at existing splice with new units. Replaced side skins, L & R, from STA 5 to STA 59 with new skins fabricated from original type stock. Replaced bottom skins, L & R, from STA 5 to STA 39 with new skins fabricated from original type stock. Replaced molded fiberglass fuselage top with new unit. Replaced main spar carry through structure with used serviceable unit.
      Left Aileron: Reskinned using original type stock and installed new aileron tip assembly. Repaired left fiberglass wing tip.
      All repairs accomplished using original rivet sizing and spacing. All work done in accordance with AC 43.13 - 1A, chapter 2, section 3 & 4.

 

1984-05-06 Aircraft Bill of Sale ($15,000.00):
Purchaser: William J. Gobeille; 6 Rubbly Road, Wenham, MA 01984.
Seller: John F. Bourdon, Jr. and Robert L. D'Ambroise.
1984-07-06 Aircraft Registration Application:
Applicant: William J. Gobeille; 6 Rubbly Road, Wenham, MA 01984.
1984-08-03 Moultonboro Airport (5M3), New Hampshire.  The aircraft struck the tail of an aircraft as it was beginning to proceed in a go-around.  The pilot said he was unaware of the collision with the parked aircraft until subsequent landing.  The collision was the result of the aircraft in flight drifting downwind off the runway centerline to a point where the collision of the aircraft wing tip with the parked aircraft tail occurred.  Damage to wing end tip float. (NTSB ID: NYC84LA261 / Microfiche: 26315A)  
1984-08-15 Certificate of Registration issued to:
William J. Gobeille; 6 Rubbly Road, Wenham, MA 01984.
1987-07-18 Triennial Aircraft Registration Report issued:
Address change:
William J. Gobeille; Pequacket Lane, Freedom, NH 03638.
1987-07-23 signed William J. Gobeille.
"It has been register in NH the last three yrs".
1987-08-17 C of R revised by FAA.
2002-06-25 Aircraft Bill of Sale ($45,000.00):
Purchaser: Guy M. Godfrey; 4501 West Beach Park Drive, Tampa, FL 33609-3702.
Seller: William J. Gobeille.
2002-07-09 Aircraft Registration Application:
Applicant: Guy M. Godfrey; 4501 West Beach Park Drive, Tampa, FL 33609-3702.
2002-08-22 Certificate of Registration issued to:
Guy M. Godfrey; 4501 West Beach Park Drive, Tampa, FL 33609-3702.
Tel: (813) 281-8841.

Aircraft based at Peter O'Knight Field (KTPF), Tampa, Florida.
2009-07-22 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:
Owner: Guy M. Godfrey; 4501 West Beach Park Drive, Tampa, FL 33609-3702.
Agency: R. B. Mount; 215 Ilakee Street, Lake Alfred, FL 33850.
2009-07-22: Signed by R. B. Mount, A & P 261638920.
2009-07-22: Authorized by Harry Shannon, A & P 1713252 IA.

Description of Work Accomplished:

Repair hull bottom by fabricating and replacing L/H and R/H bottom skins from fuselage Station 84.5 to 103.0. These bottom skin patches extend laterally from keel 12 inches right and left. Fabricated and replaced keel section from Station 86.0 to 103.0. Patches and keel fabricated from 7075-T6, same as original thickness.

Ref. AC43.13-1B, Chapter 4, Section 4, Paras. 50, 52, 53, 54, 57 and 58.

This repair has no effect on Weight & Balance.

  Sources: FAA Aircraft Registry
NTSB Aircraft Accident Database
Guy M. Godfrey

N2002T Photo: Brian G. Nichols

N2002T
Lakeland-Linder (KLAL), Florida, USA
18 April 2007
Photo: Brian G. Nichols

 

N2002T
Photo: Guy M. Godfrey

 

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